The Robin Toner Distinguished Fellow, Rovner joined KHN after 16 years as health policy correspondent for NPR, where she helped lead the network’s coverage of the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
A noted expert on health policy issues, Rovner is the author of a critically-praised reference book Health Care Politics and Policy A-Z, now in its third edition. In 2005, she was awarded the National Press Foundation’s Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for distinguished reporting of Congress for her coverage of the passage of the Medicare prescription drug law and its aftermath.
Prior to NPR, Rovner covered health policy for National Journal’s CongressDaily and for Congressional Quarterly, among others. She has a degree in political science from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
Overhauling financing is seen as key to reforms.
The D.C. circuit struck down the administration's decision to offer financial help for lower-income consumers buying coverage on the federal insurance marketplace. But the 4th Circuit court in Richmond, Va., said the subsidies were valid.
But the bill that would reverse the Hobby Lobby court ruling is not expected to pass a crucial voting test Wednesday.
If the justices thought they were creating a clear path for others to follow, they were wrong.
Advocates on both sides of the debate think the Hobby Lobby ruling could help their causes.
State laws and an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruling may come into play.
Critics of the 5-4 decision argued it curbs women’s freedom to make appropriate contraceptive decisions.
Many health plans could be affected by the coming high court ruling on cases challenging the mandate to provide specific types of contraception.
The health systems serving veterans and military members are separate but both are under scrutiny.
Some embattled Democrats see Medicaid expansion as a winning issue.